Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis downtown corridor reopens after construction

A downtown corridor in Minneapolis has reopened after more than two years of construction that cost $50 million.<p>The Star Tribune reports that …


R.T. Rybak to help lead Jacob Frey's transition to Minneapolis mayor's office

Joe Radinovich, Frey’s campaign manager, will be his chief of staff.


Caught in the middle, Hodges squeezed out in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges mounted a re-election bid this year based on the same messages that had won over so many of the city’s voters. But …


Phillippe Cunningham Wins Ward 4, Now 2 Transgender Members Of Minneapolis City Council

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Minneapolis will now have two transgender members of its city council.City officials say Barb Johnson, who has served on the …


As Tabulation Continues, Levy-Pounds Calls Out Front-Runner Frey

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –</b> As the tabulation process continues Wednesday in the Minneapolis mayoral race, candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds is calling out the …


Challenger Frey beats incumbent Hodges for Minneapolis mayor

Challenger Jacob Frey has won the Minneapolis mayor's race, defeating incumbent Betsy Hodges in a crowded race to lead Minnesota's largest and most …

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2017 election results in Ramsey, Dakota, Washington and Anoka counties


Voter turnout surprises Twin Cities poll watchers

Election officials estimate that 43 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls, up from 33 percent four years ago.


Mpls. mayoral results will be known later today, clerk says

Staff begin untangling ranked-choice preferences among the city’s 105,000 ballots.


Frey Takes Early Lead For Minneapolis Mayor, History Made On City Council

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Results from Minneapolis elections are already rolling in as polls close in the city’s third bout with ranked choice voting.In …


After first count, Jacob Frey leads Minneapolis mayor's race

Mayor Betsy Hodges, who has never lost an election, ranked third in the tally of first-choice votes.


Mayoral race election results come in

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> This Tuesday is an off-year election, where the energy is focused in a grab bag of state and local races.<p>Much of that attention centers on the marquee gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as New York City's mayoral race, where incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio is …

U.S. Politics

Minneapolis mayor tested by shootings goes before voters

Voters in Minneapolis on Tuesday weighed whether to give their mayor a second term or choose a new one to take the reins of the state's largest and …


This Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Wants To Disarm and Demilitarize Police—And He’s Winning

“I don’t believe all cops should carry guns all the time."<p>Ray Dehn is not the kind of politician you meet every day. The Minneapolis mayoral …

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Savage Love

Your dick is your dick, you can't change it, and you shouldn't be ashamed of it. by Dan Savage<b>I am a</b> pretty handsome gay (I have been told) and I am …


Hoch Called Out For Taking ‘Low Road’ In Halloween Facebook Post

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –</b> Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch is drawing criticism from one of his rivals following a Halloween Facebook post in which …


Lawsuit: Downtown Minneapolis park not just a 'terrible deal,' but illegal, too

The Northeast resident, who's currently an independent council candidate challenging incumbent Kevin Reich, questioned the logic of building a park …


More than $1.8 million pours into Minneapolis mayoral race

There is no clear frontrunner in the hotly contested race, which has been unpredictable because of ranked-choice voting and little polling.


Suit: Park near Vikings stadium operated illegally by city to benefit team

First Ward candidate John Hayden alleges Minneapolis is violating the city charter by operating the Commons.

Urban Design

‘Super Bowl Live’ 10-Day Festival To Include Massive Ice Sculptures, Light Shows

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis is just 100 days away, but the party really begins in 90 days.On Friday morning, Mayor Betsy …


New St. Anthony Parkway Bridge opens in Minneapolis

The $31.6 million project replaced an original bridge built in 1925.

Urban Design

The Second Coming Out: Trans Candidates and the Quest for Public Service

We're reaching a tipping point in domestic politics.<p>Phillipe Cunningham shakes a lot of hands. A former community organizer now running for Minneapolis City Council, Cunningham goes door-to-door talking to voters in the 4th Ward. At each house he visits, the 30-year-old hopes to leave constituents …


Racial equity is dominant theme in Minneapolis mayoral race

The problem of racial inequity permeates discussions of everything from affordable housing and education to public works and the police department.

Race & Ethnicity

Minneapolis cop sues mayor, alleging defamation

PUBLISHED: October 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm | UPDATED: October 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm<p>A Minneapolis police lieutenant is suing the mayor who blocked his …


At least 1 killed as small plane crashes into Mississippi River at Anoka

A woman died late Friday afternoon when a small airplane hit power lines and crashed into the Mississippi River in Anoka, according to the Anoka …


Mpls. Police Lt. Delmonico Sues Mayor Hodges For Defamation

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — A Minneapolis police lieutenant is suing the mayor for defamation after she rejected his nomination to lead the Fourth Precinct …


Rejected pick to lead Minneapolis police Fourth Precinct sues Mayor Hodges for defamation.

Lt. John Delmonico, passed over for promotion, alleges Betsy Hodges defamed him.


Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate’s Personal Experience With Criminal Justice System Inspires Platform for Reform

Ever since a wave of activism placed the national spotlight on police violence and the problems plaguing the criminal justice system, several …


Nationwide, progressive candidates are leading and winning

They’re not all that radical, just different—with an ear for their constituents and the backing of Our Revolution<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>This year might not be a big election year, but since all politics is local, progressives are shaking up the establishment in elections …

U.S. Politics

Progressives Are Leading and Winning Nationwide

This year might not be a big election year, but since all politics is local, progressives are shaking up the establishment in elections …

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